Jean-Luc Picard's Suede Jacket vs. The Phallic 'Rock' From TOS's 'What Are Little Girls Made Of'
It's Starfleet's fashionable uniform accessory vs. the penis-iest prop that isn't an actual penis in sci-fi history!
The Phallic 'Rock' From TOS's 'What Are Little Girls Made Of'
Jean-Luc Picard's Suede Jacket
The case for The Phallic 'Rock' From TOS's 'What Are Little Girls Made Of'
It's pink. It has a discernible glans, and a testicular bulge at the bottom. It is so very obviously a penis that I can't imagine the props department didn't know full well what it was asking William Shatner to hold while looking afraid. That, or the director specifically requested something that might distract from the fact that Kirk is being chased by the alien love child of Lurch and Dorothy Zbornak. Mission cock-ccomplished.
The case for Jean-Luc Picard's Suede Jacket
The standard Starfleet uniform is fine and all, but what do you do when you have to beam down to an environment that's a little bit cooler than room temperature, but not quite freezing? Accessorize with a stylish jacket, of course! It'll help maintain core temperature on an alien planet, and look damn stylish while doing it. (Now if only it had buttons....)